Farah Wants Secession Over Same-Sex Marriage

Joseph Farah of the Worldnetdaily has hinted at it before, but in his Wednesday column he went all the way and said that states that oppose same-sex marriage should secede if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality. And he’d be willing to move to any state that did.

I’ve heard some chatter about civil disobedience. That’s all well and good. But I don’t see much in the way of serious organization taking place.

What I do see is a lot of grass-roots concern. I know there are millions of Christians, Jews and others who would pull up stakes and move to another country that honored the institution of marriage as it was designed by God – a union between one man and one woman.

As Jesus said it: “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh.”

Is there one state in 50 that would not only defy the coming abomination, but secede in response? The rewards could be great. I would certainly consider relocating. How about you?…

Are any states so inclined?

I haven’t heard this question raised by anyone else. So I’m raising it now. We don’t have much time before the nine high priests in black robes decide to follow Baal instead of the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

We need a Promised Land. We need an Exodus strategy.

If not a state, are there any nations in the world interested in a pilgrimage by millions of Americans?

Yep. Russia would, I’m sure, be happy to have you. And you won’t have to worry about those uppity gay people. Not only do they not let them get married in Russia, they throw them in jail merely for advocating gay rights. Your pal Scott Lively says Putin is the best hope of maintaining a Christian civilization, so I’m sure you’ll feel right at home. Bon voyage!

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  • StevoR

    There’s also Uganda too but I suspect there may be more black folks there than Farah would like ..

  • StevoR

    .. he’d be willing to move to any state that did.

    Promises, promises, promises!

    Bet he won’t though.

    Could we get that signed as a legally binding contract please Joseph Farah -with a proviso that we get to boot you out with The Boot from the Aussie Simpsons ep if you renege?

  • Mr Ed

    My I suggest Somalia. Little to no big government, conservative religious environment, and a ready supply of guns. Plus because of its desert environment you can emulate Moses as you make your way to the promise land.

  • John Pieret

    I know there are millions of Christians, Jews and others who would pull up stakes and move to another country that honored the institution of marriage

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass!

    the institution of marriage as it was designed by God – a union between one man and one woman … the One True God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

    Umm … those might not be the best examples for unions between one man and one woman.

  • John Pieret

    Mr Ed:

    I suggest Uganda … after all, they’d get to do witch hunts again.

  • Nick Gotts

    Russia would, I’m sure, be happy to have you.

    Actually, I doubt it. The Russian Orthodox Church is none too keen on rival churches horning in on its profitable near-monopoly and privileged political position – and the latter means it has the clout to get its way.

  • Robert B.

    You know, I usually don’t approve of the “if you don’t like it, get out” sentiment. I think it’s an undemocratic thing to say to someone, denying that they have a right to a voice in how things are done.

    But if someone says it of themselves, if they “threaten” to just flounce as if a society were a hostile comment thread? Yeah, okay. Go ahead, buddy, we won’t miss you.

  • John Pieret

    Nick Gotts is right. Evangelicals trying to set up in Russia have met with a lot of resistance, not just from the Orthodox church but from the government, down to the level of not being able to get permits to build or occupy a building as a church. But I’m sure that Joe Pornstach would be as happy as those millions of others he expects to move to convert. After all, the Orthodox agree with them on this one issue …

  • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith (Social Justice Support Person)

    So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

    Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu

  • raven

    I know there are millions of Christians, Jews and others who would pull up stakes and move to another country that honored the institution of marriage

    This isn’t even remotely true. If it sounds to good to be true, it probably isn’t. Unfortunately.

    There are many such countries and those xians, Jews, and others (whoever those others are) can leave any time. Free country and all that.

    We could raise billions to buy them all one way tickets if they renounced their American citizenship. And hold farewell parties after they leave.

    They aren’t going to do anything but what they always do. Babble a lot.

  • birgerjohansson

    Bantustan solution!

    Let the fed authorities buy up some useless salt desert in Utah, then donate it to the secedoists as the new nation Real America(TM). We can use it as a pool for cheap coolie labor, a place to dump nuclear waste and a useful location for testing GM stuff & nanotech.

  • birgerjohansson

    We could dump food on their new home by helicopter, as long as they stay there. Kind of “Escape from New York” but without cool gangster leaders.

  • http://www.facebook.com/park.james.102 parkjames

    I’m thinking Iran would be a nice spot for them to go too. Not Christian, but they do follow the God of Abraham.

  • MikeMa

    Can you imagine a mass exodus of right wing morons to a single country? The US would experience a new rebirth, growth and remarkable unity. The recipient nation might have a few complaints though…

  • StevoR

    @^ parkjames : Also maybe the Daesh (IS-IL/S) Caliphate? The Taliban regions of Afghanistan? Gaza? (Or have the people in those places already suffered enough?)

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    birgerjohansson, I can agree with most of your idea, but making them drive GMs is too cruel, even for those people.

  • busterggi

    Perhaps he can get Ted Nugent and Rush Limbaugh to pack his bags, they said they’d leave too.

  • garnetstar

    I asked last time the secession freak-out began, and I’m still asking: what are you seceded states going to do for a military? You can’t buy attack helicopters at Black Friday sales. Most of these states can’t even support their own people with food or medical care without federal money.

    Completely unreal, as if it wasn’t the first time around (1861).

  • carpenterman

    You know maybe this guy’s on to something. Maybe we can pick a state, and all the ignorant bigots can move there, so they can be surrounded by others just like themselves? The rest of us can use the other 49 for our gay/socialist/communist/liberal/heathen lifestyle of inclusion and civil rights and teaching actual science in science class.

    As for which state Farah and co. can call their own, I vote for Florida. It already just gets more fucked up every year, and once the polar ice caps melt, it’ll be gone anyway. Not that the New Floridians believe in global warming.

  • Michael Heath

    Joseph Farah:

    I know there are millions of Christians, Jews and others who would pull up stakes and move to another country that honored the institution of marriage as it was designed by God – a union between one man and one woman.

    I’d like to see a policy that protected these people’s liberty to the Nth degree. Finance their emigration and then once they’re gone, cut-off their Social Security and Medicare. I hear there’s brown-skinned hordes headed our way that’ll be collecting soon; so it’s all good.

  • Die Anyway

    @19

    Please, NO! It’s difficult enough down here already. I recommend Alabama.

  • Jared James

    Great news, Joe! Russia is suffering a chronic labor shortage; they have sub-5% unemployment in a stagnating economy.

    Possible downside: the market for dipshit internet preachers is pretty well full up, and you’d need to learn Cyrillic, which has ten more letter than the Roman alphabet.

  • felidae

    Those who desire to retreat into a libertarian paradise to avoid icky stuff should read this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_%28short_story%29

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14822869 Paul Chapman

    @19: Cyrillic isn’t that hard to learn. Probably the hardest part is remembering that certain letters, although identical to Roman letters, are pronounced differently. (e.g. B is V, H is N, P is R, Y is U, X is H, the backwards N is I, the letter that looks like I-O is Yu, and the backwards R is Ya…)

  • Jared James

    @24 Granted, Cyrillic isn’t that hard to learn, but this is Joseph Farah, who in seven years hasn’t learned yet that the President of the United States was born in the US, so difficulty is relative.